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SunOS 5.8

I still have a SunOS 5.8 CAD machine lurking about the office. I found this command
du -sk * | sort -m | head
that i run in /var, and it turns out that the /var/crash directory is pretty large. so i was wondering if it is OK to delete the sub-directories in the crash directory? I thought it would be much easier to just delete the crash directory, but i was guessing that unix needs it.
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JeffBeall
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Joseph GanSystem AdminCommented:
The /var/crash directory was the default place for dumping memory when system crashes. You can type "dumpadm" command to see this.
If you see large large space used which meant the system crashed some stage before, you can safly delete the file under there, normal will be under the hostname.
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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
that worked great. my drive went from 99% used to 66%. Thanks again.
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Joseph GanSystem AdminCommented:
Welcome anytime.
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